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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is Thanksgiving Day. On behalf of Dolphins In Depth and The Miami Herald, I want to wish you a very Happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day.

The past few weeks I've been inundated with reams of emails from unhappy and dissatisfied Dolphins fans. I understand your sentiments. I feel you.

But all is not lost. Not even with the 2013 Dolphins.

The team is still in the playoff conversation the first week of December.

There's still a chance the disappointment of the season can be forgotten amid a late-season rally. (I don't expect it, but there's a chance).

Even if there's no Cinderalla carriage ride to the postseason, I think these Dolphins still have things to be thankful for:

They should be thankful for Dion Jordan's future ... (Used correctly and if he stays healthy, this kid is going to be very good).

They should be thankful Olivier Vernon already has more sacks in less than two seasons with the Dolphins (11) than he had in three seasons at the University of Miami (9).

They should be thankful Tyson Clabo, benched one week after the team made the trade for Bryant McKinnie, is a consummate professional. Seemingly cast to the side, Clabo did not sulk nor leave the team. He kept his head down, worked, and two weeks later was back in the starting lineup.

They should be thankful Nate Garner is a super sub. And a versatile one, too. The starter at center the past two weeks, he'll start at left guard on Sunday.

They should be thankful for Brent Grimes's rebuilt Achilles' tendon.

They should be thankful for Mike Wallace's speed.

They should be thankful for the quick chemistry the slot receivers -- Brandon Gibson first and then Rishard Matthews -- forged with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

They should be thankful for Brandon Fields flipping the field -- over and over and over and over.

They should be thankful for John Denney never missing on a long snap. Never.

They should be thankful Tannehill is only 25 and really wants to be better.

They should be thankful Cameron Wake is almost 32 and really wants to be better.

They should be thankful the media missed it on significant stories about the NFL scandal because, I perceive, things won't look nearly as bad when the Ted Wells report is released as we thought it might. Yes, there were some problems and those will come out and must not be diminished. But Code Reds? Orders from the GM to an agent that one player punch another? Nope.

They should be thankful for committees. Weeeee! Committees! Might as well be thankful for them because they're coming down the tracks.

They should be thankful Mike Pouncey has a gallbladder made of steel.

They should be thankful Randy Starks chooses to express himself through his obvious ornithophilia.

They should be thankful they don't play a winless team every week.

They should be thankful for overtime.

They should be thankful for Brian Hartline's consistency.

They should be thankful for redshirt seasons because Jamar Taylor, Will Davis, and Dallas Thomas certainly are getting one. 

They should be thankful for Go.

They should be thankful for Go-Go.

They should be thankful some people out there actually believe it doesn't matter.

Joe Philbin's tie should be thankful for Dawn Aponte.

Joe Philbin's wallet should be thankful for Stephen Ross.

Joe Philbin's post-game victory speech should be thankful for index cards.

Mike Sherman should be thankful for Joe Philbin.

Zac Taylor should be thankful for Mike Sherman.

All the Dolphins players should be thankful for their health. Will Yeatman, Brandon Gibson, and Dustin Keller should be thankful for complete and speedy recoveries and the Dolphins doctors, trainers and rehabilitation staff that will make that possible.

Dolphins fans should be thankful for Kevin Coyle's honesty and forthrightness.

Fans at Sun Life Stadium should be thankful to Richie Incognito for his explanation on how to be civil.

Richie Incognito should be thankful for out-of-court settlements and lawyers.

Richie Incognito should be thankful an assault on a female golf course volunteer doesn't merit a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team even if alleged verbal assaults on a 315-pound teammate does.

The Dolphins should be thankful Matt Moore has been a luxury and not a necessity -- not because he wouldn't be good, but because it means the guy in front of him has so far survived 44 sacks.

The Dolphins should be thankful Matt Moore is on the roster -- just in case something happens the final month.

The Dolphins should be thankful for four division games the final month. (It's a chance to show their mettle).

The Dolphins should be thankful for the New York Jets ... because everybody should have a turkey to carve on Thanksgiving week.

 

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Well we know sept 28 we play oakland in london. That's better than going to oakland. Now we just need the last place schedule to get cleveland and jacksonville

HAPPY THNKSGIVING ARMANDO!! WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE GREAT WRITER YOU ARE AND APPRECIATE YOUR WORK!!

Totally wrong Elmo. Philbin proclaimed "We have one heluva team" when we were 3-0. He's clueless.

Mando, one last note, Ill bet you anything, the Dolphins will wilt in the New York winter game. Jets 24, Dolphins 3. Its the smart bet. Tanme-sack hasn't improved one bit from last yr. Tanne-sack should be thankful Moore wasn't started 3 games ago, which the Dolphins might have won with him. Philbin/Sherman should be thankful for not being fired mid-stream. I don't foresee the Dolphins smelling the Playoffs and to speak of the playoffs is mighty wishful thinking. They don't have the talent to make it for one reason, besides sorrowful, terrible play calling on both sides of the ball, if Sheman and Coyle are play callers Im a monkeys uncle.
Down and distance, down and distance, down and distance. Go,,,,,go go,,,lololol,,

Smart bet is jets 3-2

Mando. Best post in recent memory. How can I find u at the game Sunday? Go steelers!

I am thankful for Jeff Ireland.

Sparano > Phlbin

"They should be thankful the media missed it on significant stories about the NFL scandal because, I perceive, things won't look nearly as bad when the Ted Wells report is released as we thought it might. Yes, there were some problems and those will come out and must not be diminished. But Code Reds? Orders from the GM to an agent that one player punch another? Nope."

I'm thankful the reporter I follow and sometimes give a hard time is not like most other reporters. At least he owns up to mistakes, even when they're not necessarily his mistakes! That's called integrity and it's why I keep coming back. (I'll argue the go and go go cadence another day ;) HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!!!!

GO , GO-GO DOLPHINS

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL

I am thankful for Jeff Ireland.

Posted by: Ireland's Republican Army | November 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

lmao, perfect

It's called rg3 is not fully healthy. If he sat out the rest of the season would be the best thing. Wait till next season and people will see.

@ 11:01, my point is, he wasn't playing Qb last year. This is the first time he is being asked to lead from the pocket. This is year one for him in a lot of ways. last year, he was half running back.

I'm thankful for a good Dolphins blog to read everyday. Thanks Armando.

Oh he's healthy, but he will probably never be the same runner again after his sencond ACL but that's probably the best thing for Bob in the long run. he will be ok. He's a good passer, has accuracy and touch - a lot more than Cam Newton who looks like he's firing off a cannon on every single pass play. Newton is more pre surgery Duante Culpepper than anyone else - won't survive without his legs.

Hey Scott, it's called running QBs don't last long in the NFL. Cam Newton had enough sense to realize it before it happened to him.

Andy Cohen? Can't stop lmao!

Andy Cohen cold make the greatest homer in this entire blog seem like a non fan. He's the greatest Dolphin turkey of all time. Complete with giblets, gravy, cranberry sauce, an wetnap too.

Still lmao! This guy would describe a hundred car train wreck as a fender bender. All of the casualties would be described as "American Heroes".

Happy Thanksgiving Mando and all real posters lol.
Thanks for the blog.
IRA still hanging tough, whoever he is. I will be thankful to say goodbye to JI. That's seems a little presumptuous on RG and on Cam there Mark.

Cohen is simply the MD Evangelist. He is not a critic or a reporter, he is an ad man,

Happy Thanksgiving to all from England, love the last thanks Mando

RG3 - the harder he tries to get his words right, the worse it he looks. Now he is saying they are not what their record says they are.

He was in too many commercials, too much in love with himself. He will never be the same athlete he was.

Pretty soon he won't even be able to date a white girl.

Did you forget anything My goodness Armando, Happy Thanksgiving though and your probably right no late season rally for this bunch.Any Chance Philbin takes over play calling or if Dolphins tank like you think they will thye part with Philbin.

I'm thankful we did not draft RG3. H's fully proven he's a DIVA playing qb. Though he hides it well, at time "the horns" do fare up.

Just a couple weeks ago he threw his teammates underneath the bus during a loss. After being publically called out for this, he had an interview and recanted it as "heat of the moment."

Only a fool would believe he has no control over his father. Father runs his mouth in the press, now shows up in the locker room. No other player's fathers are showing up in their son's locker room. So why should he.

Upon giving up the house and kitchen sink too, little were the Redskins aware, when drafting RG3 they hired Barnum Bailey complete with clown's hair.

What I see of RG3, looks closer to the beginning of the end.

RG3 - the harder he tries to get his words right, the worse it he looks. Now he is saying they are not what their record says they are.
He was in too many commercials, too much in love with himself. He will never be the same athlete he was.
Pretty soon he won't even be able to date a white girl.

Posted by: Me3 | November 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM


Can not confirm the "white girl" part. But the rest is EXACTAMUNDO!

This is the very best post that I read.

"They should be thankful they don't play a winless team every week."

This black sense of humor, is very common here in Mexico.

By the way, congratulations to every body for your holly day.

if i was washington id deal rg3, get some picks back. they have cousins ready to go

I'm most thankful that no one holds me accountable.
Bad draft picks, misappropriation of funds during FA and even when there's a huge scandal and all anyone wants to talk about is a lack of leadership in the organization I get to sit back and watch the owner face the music, my second year coach and 2nd year QB answer all the questions about the guys that I brought in to play O-line and I get to hide in the shadows. I'm thankful that being spineless doesn't mean I have to be accountable.

hilarious j fireland. and agree big time, where has this clown been hiding. lets hear from him. get this joke of a gm out of here

Does Irescum know how to talk?

BOTTOM LINE

We need Pitt to win today and then we need to beat Pitt and of course the NYJ. The NYJ should be an easy win.

Trade Tanny and Pouncey for RG3?

exposing just stop man, give it up. we are done, been for weeks. sit at 11 out of 16 teams. just keep losing, need that last place schedule and to get ahead of all those other mediocre teams in draft. and yes jets suck but u know they will win that game. and at pitt, that will be big time ugly

Well we know the trolls have no life and maybe no girl, because on Thanksgiving they still have absolutely nothing better to do that type the same tired old rants.

Must be lonely souls, or should I say soles.

very deep matt harvey

Guys, if we run the table, we are in. If we go 4-1, we are likely in. We still got a legit shot! Be happy we still have something to pull for!

sunny jessica alba loves u also

Posted by Mike Florio on November 28, 2013, 10:41 AM EST

Last Thanksgiving, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III had a national coming-out party in Dallas, generating a passer rating of 131.8 and a completion percentage in excess of 70 as part of a four-touchdown day.

This Thanksgiving, Griffin finds himself at the center of an ever-growing firestorm of controversy, with a constant stream of stories and reports and rumors attacking his skills (or lack thereof), his health (or lack thereof), and his leadership qualities. (Or lack thereof.)

From ongoing questions about his knee to a perceived failure to shoulder blame for the team’s struggles to his father making an unconventional visit to the locker room after a deflating loss to offensive linemen not helping him up to a possible coaching change and the inevitable question of whether Griffin pulled a behind-the-scenes Magic Johnson, it’s fair to ask whether the Redskins regret sending three first-round picks and a second-round pick to St. Louis for the privilege of trading up four spots to get Griffin.

2013 Season

Tannehill > Luck > RG3

Posted by: TruthSerum | November 28, 2013 at 09:19 AM

Ditto.

i dont know whos better of the 3 yet, but we all agree thill is in the worst position with this team. so thill could end up better than both

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Fin fans!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom, how is that presumptious? I said RG3 will be a good Qb going forward and that the injury will probably be the best thing for him going forward. You don't think he will be a good passer?

As far as Cam goes, I'm sorry, he's a beast to bring down and he's a great runner and deep thrower but on those intermediate passes, he lacks touch. They all look the same coming out fo his hand. Maybe he gets better with that in time. I think he will have a long career as long as he avoids the catastrophic injury to his legs.

Henne > Sanchez > Tannehill

It's the QB stupid eh?

Funny Mando. Good stuff.
Happy Thanksgiving

harvey @ 12:06, not me, I'm Canadian. Work day for me so business as usual...

wow mark canada must really suck?

dusty, I think all three are pretty much in the same boat - that in itself is a testament to how much better Tannehill is that most people thought when he was drafted. Imagaine two years ago, people ask, would you be satisfied having the three of them in the same ballpark, you'd say yes obviously.

I think all three would be fine. The flaws they have in their game are very common. Just takes time...

dusty, ha, we had thanksgiving last month. You guys worked that day. Actually this year, you guys are two vacation days behind us. We had one in August and Thanksgiving last month. You make them up today and tomorrow.

db @ 12:04

Going into December we are in the mix (as we were in 2009 and 2010).

That is what we wanted.

Now it's up to the team to take us to the next level.

The same dummies that wanted Henne for 4 seasons want Tpuke the same eh?

It's the QB MORONS eh?

JAY CUTLER is a free agent that is who we need to take us to the next level.

The same dummies that wanted Henne for 4 seasons want Tpuke the same eh?

Posted by: Ape Tamer | November 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Tpuke has a fine wife and a dream job.

Why would anyone with half a brain live in Canada?

Armando,

Explain to me why Dolphin fans should be happy for no code Red and orders from a GM to an agent. That sounds exactly like Jeff Ireland, similar to asking a WR prospect if his Mom was a prostitute. Armando with all the aforementioned names drafted and not being productive; Taylor, Thomas, Davis and the # 3 pick only playing a limited role no matter what the potential. Just think of the potential there was to pick up a good OL if Jordan was not drafted #3 and made to watch others perform....A scandal that causes Ireland to lose his power or job is a good thing.

The same dummies that wanted Henne for 4 seasons want Tpuke the same eh?
Posted by: Ape Tamer | November 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

EXACTLY!! LMAO!!!

Another bush fumble. He's killing Detroit

Agree mark

man bell so much better than bush

Obviously we miss Bush a ton. No running game at all without him. He was also a great safety valve for Tannehill and a decent blocker too.

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